Chogyam Trungpa

  • Argent, sexe et travail occupent notre quotidien, et souvent nous préoccupent. Un chemin spirituel authentique peut-il alors les exclure ? Éveilleur percutant, Chögyam Trungpa nous conduit à réaliser le caractère sacré de la vie, y compris de ces activités qu'on croit triviales : le travail que nous avons pris l'habitude de subir, le sexe étouffé par les conventions et les schémas moraux, l'argent, objet d'avidité et moyen de contrôle, et pourtant nécessaire. Les enseignements rassemblés dans ce livre montrent ainsi que la créativité est la clé du travail, que celle du sexe est la communication (et même que toute communication est sexuelle) et que l'argent est un moyen de prendre conscience de la façon dont nous utilisons notre énergie. Alliant réalisme et respect de la vie, Trungpa nous incite à la fois à accepter et à créer : accueillir le quotidien avec un esprit ouvert, créatif, respectueux, en étant prêt à l'utiliser comme une partie intégrante de notre développement.
    Des enseignements puissants, qui offrent une vision d'ensemble de notre vie.
    Chögyam Trungpa (1939-1987), héritier de la tradition tantrique du Tibet, est l'un des premiers maîtres à avoir enseigné le bouddhisme aux Occidentaux. Un maître à part, qui s'est immergé dans la vie occidentale et a diffusé un enseignement radical, à la fois provocateur et d'une fraîcheur incomparable. Ses livres sont publiés au Seuil.
    Traduit de l'anglais par Thomas Demarcq.

  • Parmi les nombreux livres qui nous expliquent pourquoi, sur quoi et comment méditer, La Pleine Conscience en action est une pièce maîtresse qui allie simplicité et profondeur, sollicitude et pragmatisme. Ce passionnant traité montre à ceux qui se croient incapables de méditer qu'ils ont en eux un potentiel vaste et inné : " Vous pourriez parfois avoir des difficultés à le voir, mais vous aussi vous êtes parfait – excellent en fait ", affirme Trungpa Rinpoché. Par ces mots, il ne cherche pas à dorloter notre ego, mais à nous faire prendre conscience de la présence en chacun de nous de la " nature de bouddha ", la nature fondamentale de notre esprit.
    Que vous soyez un " rhinocéros " qui préfère méditer seul, ou un " perroquet " qui affectionne la méditation en groupe (selon les termes de l'auteur), vous trouverez dans cet ouvrage les instructions bienveillantes dont vous aurez besoin pour laisser transparaître et rayonner votre qualité fondamentale de bonté, envers vous-même et envers tous les êtres. " Sans la compassion, nous dit Trungpa Rinpoché, la méditation ne peut absolument pas être transférée à l'action. "
    Matthieu Ricard
    Préface de Matthieu Ricard
    Chögyam Trungpa (1939-1987), héritier authentique de la tradition " véhicule adamantin " du Tibet, est l'un des premiers maîtres à avoir enseigné le bouddhisme tibétain aux Occidentaux. Un maître à part, qui s'est immergé dans la vie occidentale et a diffusé un enseignement radical, à la fois provocateur et d'une fraîcheur incomparable. Ses livres sont publiés au Seuil.

  • Tantra Ce livre est issu de deux séminaires historiques tenus en 1973, au cours desquels Chögyam Trungpa présenta pour la première fois à ses étudiants occidentaux les enseignements tantriques du bouddhisme tibétain. Chaque séminaire était intitulé « Les neuf yanas ». Yana, mot sanscrit signifiant « véhicule », se réfère à un corps de doctrines et d'instructions pratiques qui permet aux étudiants de progresser spirituellement dans la voie du dharma. Neuf véhicules, disposés en niveaux successifs, forment l'ensemble du trajet de la pratique bouddhiste. Enseigner les neuf niveaux revient à donner un tableau général du travail spirituel. L'approche expérimentale de l'auteur dévoile un univers d'aperçus psychologiques fondamentaux et subtils. Il s'adresse directement à un auditoire occidental contemporain, en recourant à des exemples pratiques qui enracinent les enseignements traditionnels dans le terreau de la vie quotidienne. Chögyam Trungpa (1939-1987) Figure marquante de la nouvelle génération tibétaine, il a su présenter au grand public occidental les enseignements traditionnels du tantrisme. Il a fondé l'institut Naropa et le programme d'apprentissage Shambhala. Traduit de l'américain par Vincent Bardet

  • In this modern spiritual classic, the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa highlights the commonest pitfall to which every aspirant on the spiritual path falls prey: what he calls spiritual materialism. The universal tendency, he shows, is to see spirituality as a process of self-improvement--the impulse to develop and refine the ego when the ego is, by nature, essentially empty. "The problem is that ego can convert anything to its own use," he said, "even spirituality." His incisive, compassionate teachings serve to wake us up from this trick we all play on ourselves, and to offer us a far brighter reality: the true and joyous liberation that inevitably involves letting go of the self rather than working to improve it. It is a message that has resonated with students for nearly thirty years, and remains fresh as ever today. This new edition includes a foreword by Chögyam Trungpa's son and lineage holder, Sakyong Mipham.

  • Anglais Orderly Chaos

    Chogyam Trungpa

    According to the mandala principle, a prominent feature of tantric Buddhism, all phenomena are part of one reality. Whether good or bad, happy or sad, clear or obscure, everything is interrelated and reflects a single totality. As Chögyam Trungpa explains in this work, from the perspective of the mandala principle, existence is orderly chaos. There is chaos and confusion because everything happens by itself, without any external ordering principle. At the same time, whatever happens expresses order and intelligence, wakeful energy and precision. Through meditative practices associated with the mandala principle, the opposites of experience--confusion and enlightenment, chaos and order, pain and pleasure--are revealed as inseparable parts of a total vision of reality.

  • The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa brings together in eight volumes the writings of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teacher to present Buddhism in the West. Organized by theme, the collection includes full-length books as well as articles, seminar transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews, many of which have never before been available in book form. From memoirs of his escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, mind, and meditation; from original verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism--the impressive range of Trungpa's vision, talents, and teachings is showcased in this landmark series.
    Volume Four presents introductory writings on the vajrayana tantric teachings, clearing up Western misconceptions about Buddhist tantra. It includes three full-length books and a 1976 interview in which Chögyam Trungpa offers penetrating comments on the challenge of bringing the vajrayana teachings to America.

  • Anglais Great Eastern Sun

    Chogyam Trungpa

    "In Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior Chögyam Trungpa offers an inspiring and practical guide to enlightened living based on the Shambhala journey of warriorship, a secular path taught internationally through the Shambhala Training program.
    Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala is a continuation of that path. Shambhala was an exploration of human goodness and its potential to create an enlightened society--a state that the author calls "nowness." And in that spirit of nowness, Great Eastern Sun--which is accessible to meditators and nonmeditators alike--centers on the question, "Since we're here, how are we going to live from now on?"

  • The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa brings together in eight volumes the writings of one of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teachers to present Buddhism in the West. Organized by theme, the collection includes full-length books as well as articles, seminar transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews, many of which have never before been available in book form. From memoirs of his escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, mind, and meditation; from original verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism--the impressive range of Trungpa's vision, talents, and teachings is showcased in this landmark series.
    Volume Seven features the work of Chögyam Trungpa as a poet, playwright, and visual artist and his teachings on art and the creative process, which are among the most innovative and provocative aspects of his activities in the West. While it includes material in which Trungpa Rinpoche shares his knowledge of the symbolism and iconography of traditional Buddhist arts (in Visual Dharma), this richly varied volume primarily focuses on his own, often radical creative expressions. The Art of Calligraphy is a wonderful showcase for his calligraphy, and Dharma Art brings together his ideas on art, the artistic process, and aesthetics. Tibetan poetics, filmmaking, theater, and art and education are among the topics of the selected writings.

  • Anglais Timely Rain

    Chogyam Trungpa

    Newly selected poetry from previously published and unpublished works, Timely Rain is the definitive edition of poems and sacred songs of the renowned Tibetan meditation master.

  • Anglais Journey Without Goal

    Chogyam Trungpa

    Based on the author's talks at Naropa University, this volume introduces the reader to the principles of tantra, based on the practice of meditation, which leads to the discovery of egolessness. Trungpa Rinpoche provides a direct and experiential picture of the tantric world, explaining the importance of self-existing energy, the mandala principle, the difference between Buddhist and Hindu tantra--stressing the nontheistic foundation of Buddhism. The role of the teacher and the meaning of tantric transmission are also presented. Written for the student of Buddhism rather than the scholar, Journey without Goal demystifies the vajrayana and at the same time affirms the power and sacredness of its ancient teaching.

  • Anglais Glimpses of Abhidharma

    Chogyam Trungpa

    The Abhidharma is a collection of Buddhist scriptures that investigate the workings of the mind and the states of human consciousness. In this book, Chögyam Trungpa shows how an examination of the formation of the ego provides us with an opportunity to develop real intelligence. Trungpa also presents the practice of meditation as the means that enables us to see our psychological situation clearly and directly.

  • Here is a unique contribution to the field of poetry: a new collection of works by America's foremost Buddhist meditation master, Chögyam Trungpa. These poems and songs--most of which were written since his arrival in the United States in 1970--combine a background in classical Tibetan poetry with Trungpa's intuitive insight into the spirit of America, a spirit that is powerfully evoked in his use of colloquial metaphor and contemporary imagery.
    Most of the poems were originally written in English--clearly the result of the author's own perceptions of new forms and media offered to him by a different culture. Each poem has its own insight and power, which come from a skillful blend of traditional Asian subtlety and precision combined with a thoroughly modern vernacular. Several of the author's calligraphies accompany the collection.

  • Anglais Crazy Wisdom

    Chogyam Trungpa

    Chögyam Trungpa describes "crazy wisdom" as an innocent state of mind that has the quality of early morning--fresh, sparkling, and completely awake. This fascinating book examines the life of Padmasambhava--the revered Indian teacher who brought Buddhism to Tibet--to illustrate the principle of crazy wisdom. From this profound point of view, spiritual practice does not provide comfortable answers to pain or confusion. On the contrary, painful emotions can be appreciated as a challenging opportunity for new discovery. In particular, the author discusses meditation as a practical way to uncover one's own innate wisdom.

  • Anglais Meditation in Action

    Chogyam Trungpa

    This classic teaching by a Tibetan master continues to inspire both beginners and long-time practitioners of Buddhist meditation. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche shows that meditation extends beyond the formal practice of sitting to build the foundation for compassion, awareness, and creativity in all aspects of life.
    He explores the six activities associated with meditation in action--generosity, discipline, patience, energy, clarity, and wisdom--revealing that through simple, direct experience, one can attain real wisdom: the ability to see clearly into situations and deal with them skillfully, without the self-consciousness connected with ego

  • Anglais The Mishap Lineage

    Chogyam Trungpa

    All of us experience obstacles as part of our journey, in life and on the spiritual path. In many cases, we think of them as purely something unpleasant to overcome, or as a mistake that needs correcting. Here, Chögyam Trungpa takes a radically different approach to such obstacles, teaching that unexpected chaos, confusion, and emotional upheavals can actually be used as fuel for the journey--an energy that can transform confusion into sanity and wisdom. He illustrates this transformative principle through telling the lively history of the Trungpa tulkus (a lineage within the Kagyü tradition of Tibetan Buddhism), of which he was the eleventh incarnation. Trungpa referred to his lineage as the "Mishap Lineage" because of the ups and downs and colorful lives that were typical of his predecessors, and true of his own life as well. The stories of the Trungpas are seen as a guide for the practitioner's journey and help us to understand how important lineage and community remain for us today.

  • Warning: Using this book could be hazardous to your ego! The slogans it contains are designed to awaken the heart and cultivate love and kindness toward others. They are revolutionary in that practicing them fosters abandonment of personal territory in relating to others and in understanding the world as it is.
    The fifty-nine provocative slogans presented here--each with a commentary by the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa--have been used by Tibetan Buddhists for eight centuries to help meditation students remember and focus on important principles and practices of mind training. They emphasize meeting the ordinary situations of life with intelligence and compassion under all circumstances. Slogans include, "Don't be swayed by external circumstances," "Be grateful to everyone," and "Always maintain only a joyful mind."
    This edition contains a new foreword by Pema Chödrön.

  • Chögyam Trungpa's unique ability to express the essence of Buddhist teachings in the language and imagery of modern American culture makes his books among the most accessible works of Buddhist philosophy. Here Trungpa explores the true meaning of freedom, showing us how our preconceptions, attitudes, and even our spiritual practices can become chains that bind us to repetitive patterns of frustration and despair. This edition features a new foreword by Pema Chödrön, a close student of Trungpa and the best-selling author of When Things Fall Apart.

  • Anglais Mudra

    Chogyam Trungpa

    A mudra is a symbolic gesture or action that gives physical expression to an inner state. This book of poetry and songs of devotion, written by Chögyam Trungpa between 1959 and 1971, is spontaneous and celebratory. This volume also includes the ten traditional Zen oxherding pictures accompanied by a unique commentary that offers an unmistakably Tibetan flavor. Fans of this renowned teacher will enjoy the heartfelt devotional quality of this early work.

  • Here is a treasury of 108 short teachings by Chögyam Trungpa, one of the most influential Buddhist teachers of our time. Pithy and immediate, these teachings address a range of topics, including fear and fearlessness, accepting our imperfections, developing confidence, helping others, appreciating our basic goodness, and everyday life as a spiritual path.

  • At the beginning of his North American teaching career, Chögyam Trungpa conducted five pivotal seminars on various dharmic topics. The teachings from these seminars--originally published as four separate volumes and including Q&A--are now available in this single volume:
    • "Glimpses of Mahayana," on the discovery and characteristics of buddha nature
    • "Glimpses of Shunyata," on the central mahayana teaching of emptiness
    • "Glimpses of Space," on the inseparability of the vastness of the feminine principle and the dynamism of the masculine principle
    • "Glimpses of Realization," on the three bodies of enlightenment (dharmakaya, sambhogakaya, nirmanakaya)
    In these short, penetrating talks and lively exchanges with his early Western students, the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche presents the essential teachings of Tibetan Buddhism in a direct and experiential way. The talks resonated intensely with his audiences when they were given, and they continue to inspire those who wish to look further into the profundity of human experience. This collection provides direct glimpses of the possibility of liberation, the opening of the human heart, and the awakening of one's true potential.

  • Anglais Transcending Madness

    Chogyam Trungpa

    The Tibetan word bardo is usually associated with life after death. Here, Chögyam Trungpa discusses bardo in a very different sense: as the peak experience of any given moment. Our experience of the present moment is always colored by one of six psychological states: the god realm (bliss), the jealous god realm (jealousy and lust for entertainment), the human realm (passion and desire), the animal realm (ignorance), the hungry ghost realm (poverty and possessiveness), and the hell realm (aggression and hatred). In relating these realms to the six traditional Buddhist bardo experiences, Trungpa provides an insightful look at the "madness" of our familiar psychological patterns and shows how they present an opportunity to transmute daily experience into freedom.

  • The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa brings together in eight volumes the writings of one of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teachers to present Buddhism in the West. Organized by theme, the collection includes full-length books as well as articles, seminar transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews, many of which have never before been available in book form. From memoirs of his escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, mind, and meditation; from original verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism--the impressive range of Trungpa's vision, talents, and teachings is showcased in this landmark series.
    Volume Eight covers matters of culture, state, and society. The two complete books reprinted here--Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior and Great Eastern Sun: The Wisdom of Shambhala--explore the vision of an ancient legendary kingdom in Central Asia that is viewed as a model for enlightened society and as the ground of wakefulness and sanity that exists as a potential within every human being. The selected writings include discussions of political consciousness, the martial arts, and the true meaning of warriorship. Two previously unpublished articles are "The Martial Arts and the Art of War," on the place of warriorship in the Buddhist teachings, and "The Seven Treasures of the Universal Monarch," a little gem describing the world of the Shambhala monarch.

  • The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa brings together in eight volumes the writings of one of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teachers to present Buddhism in the West. Organized by theme, the collection includes full-length books as well as articles, seminar transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews, many of which have never before been available in book form. From memoirs of his escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, mind, and meditation; from original verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism--the impressive range of Trungpa's vision, talents, and teachings is showcased in this landmark series.
    Volume Six contains advanced teachings on the nature of mind and tantric experiences. Chögyam Trungpa's commentary on the Tibetan Book of the Dead explains what this classic text teaches about human psychology. Transcending Madness presents a unique view of the Tibetan concept of bardo. Orderly Chaos explains the inner meaning of the mandala. Secret Beyond Thought presents teachings on the five chakras and the four karmas. Glimpses of Space consists of two seminars: "The Feminine Principle" and "Evam." In the article "Femininity," the author presents a playful look at the role of feminine energy in Buddhist teachings. "The Bardo," based on teachings given in England in the 1960s, has not been available in published form for many years.

  • The Collected Works of Chögyam Trungpa brings together in eight volumes the writings of one of the first and most influential and inspirational Tibetan teachers to present Buddhism in the West. Organized by theme, the collection includes full-length books as well as articles, seminar transcripts, poems, plays, and interviews, many of which have never before been available in book form. From memoirs of his escape from Chinese-occupied Tibet to insightful discussions of psychology, mind, and meditation; from original verse and calligraphy to the esoteric lore of tantric Buddhism--the impressive range of Trungpa's vision, talents, and teachings is showcased in this landmark series.
    Volume Five focuses on the lineages of great teachers who have transmitted the Tibetan Buddhist teachings and on the practice of devotion to the spiritual teacher. It includes inspirational commentaries by Chögyam Trungpa on the lives of famous masters such as Padmasambhava, Naropa, Milarepa, Marpa, and Tilopa, as well as an excerpt from The Sadhana of Mahamudra, a tantric text that Chögyam Trungpa received as terma in 1968. Among the selected writings are "Explanation of the Vajra Guru Mantra," an article never before published, which deals with the mantra that invokes Guru Rinpoche; seminar talks available in book form for the first time; and previously unpublished articles on Milarepa.

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